Compare And Contrast Single Mother And Single Mothers

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Recent studies have shown that there are more single mothers than married mothers. Being a single mom is hard work. Some woman preferred to be a single mother, then a married mother. Research have shown that some mothers would rather be a single mother because they don’t have to worry about anything or anybody else but the child. One example that was given was that they wouldn’t have to fight with a partner over the best way that the child should be raised. Some other examples were that they didn’t have to deal with marriage and in laws. For me being a single mother can affect the way that you manage your time, not being financially stabled and the mental effect on the child. Some research that I have done shows that in the United States, 80.6%…show more content…
I have to work two jobs just to try and make ends meet. I have to make sure that we have a roof over our heads, clothes on our back and food on the table just to name a few. Keeping up and paying all of the bills by myself is very stressful. It is a really hard task to keep up with. As a single mother it’s not just about bills that need to be paid. I also have to worry about before and aftercare being paid. I believe that again if I was a married mother this would be much easier. I feel as though married mothers would have the support from their husband to make this process much easier. Two incomes are surely better than one. Research as shown that most single-mother families have limited financial resources available to cover children’s education, child care, and health care costs. Seven in 10 children living with a single mother are poor and or have a very low income. Many of the single mothers are in a bad position because they have problems collecting child support payments from the absent father. In 2007, only 31 percent of female-headed families with children reported receiving child support payments in…show more content…
This is why I think that raising a child as a single mother effects the child in a negative way more than if the child was raised with a married mother. Studies show that growing up outside an intact marriage increases the chance that children themselves will divorce or become unwed parents. I am going to try my best to guide my child in the right direction so that she will be successful with none of the study

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